Dog Training Quotes

Dog Training Quotes

This page contains some of the best dog training quotes I have heared over the years. I will be upated regularly with additional wisdom. Last Updated: 08/29/2019

"Excellence requires that you not be satisfied." - Michael Ellis

"Understand, a poorly socialized, but friendly dog can easily start a fight he’s not looking or prepared for. If I ran up to every stranger I met and tried to hug them, sooner or later someone would punch me in the face." - Chad Mackin

"Excitement + Frustration = Fuck You" - Jay Jack

"Your dog is not giving you a hard time, your dog is having a hard time." - Chad Mackin

"Great dog trainers have broad skills, not inflexible ideologies." - Ralf Weber

"Pattern + Relevance = Response" - Chad Mackin

"Your dog is doing the best it can with the information you are providing." - Unknown

"If you don't need it, don't use it." - Michael Ellis

"Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen." - Orhan Pamuk

"Train the dog in front of you." - Denise Fenzi

"The only hard and fast rule is, there are no hard and fast rules." - Captain Hagerty

"People get a dog, because they want a friend. People hire a dog trainer, because they don't want their friend to be an asshole." - Chad Mackin

"The dog must always have hope." - Bart Bellon

"Don't name it till you love it." - Michael Ellis

"Be firm in all you do. Be gentle in how you do it." - Chad Mackin (adopted from Buck Brannaman)

"The answer to any question - It depends on the dog." - Michael Ellis

"It takes as long as it takes." - Unknown

"Repetition builds success and consistency speeds it up." - Unknown

"Timing; the difference between making it better or making it worse." - Ralf Weber

"Stubborn is a good thing. If they are doing the wrong thing they are stubborn. If they are doing the right thing they are 'committed' ... just get them stubborn on the right thing." - Chad Mackin

"I can lure with the best of them, but why would I want to?" - Bart Bellon

"It's not about what it is, it's about what it can become." - Dr. Seuss

"Prevent what you can not control and control what you teach." - Duke Ferguson

"Most of what people call aggression in dogs is really just an inappropriate response to fear and uncertainty. The way to address the problem is taking away the fear of the unknow, by making it known." - Dick Russel

"Dogs are most joyful, when they get to do the things that fulfill them." - Dick Russell

"A boring socialization is a good socialization. It’s hours of boredom punctuated with moments of sheer terror." - Chad Mackin

"My goal with every client is, they don’t need me anymore." - Robin McFarlane

"If you want to become a great trainer, get your ass in group class." - Chad Mackin

"This old dog, ain’t half bad." - Dick Russel

"Leadership is protection and direction." - Cesar Millan

"Being a professional isn’t about not making mistakes. You’re going to make mistakes. Get over it. Get over yourself. Being a professional is about how you handle those mistakes." - Marc Goldberg

"It's not a problem, unless it's a problem." - Chad Mackin

"The best dog training method is the one the client will actually do." - Sarah Dixon

"If you want people to hear you, speak up. If you want people to listen, speak softer." - Chad Mackin

"Training for compliance is not the same as training for motivation." - Tecla Walton

"Find a game, blow it out their ass, give 'em a rub down." - Jay Jack

"In dog training you must stay un-fucked." - Bart Bellon

"Be the most stubborn human that dog has ever met." - Tyler Muto

"Dogs negotiate through threat of violence and escalation of force." - Jay Jack

"You can't become less scared, you can only become more brave." - Jordan Petersen

"Always challenge, never overwhelm." - Chad Mackin

"The biggest problem with positive reinforcement is how well it works, until it doesn’t." - Pat Stuart

"The only people who care that you faded the lure, are other dog trainers." - Josh Moran

"If you want the dog to stop fighting the leash, stop using the leash to fight the dog." - Chad Mackin


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